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PHA- improving cardiovascular services

?The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified ways of delivering cardiovascular services that will help to tackle health inequalities. These are described in a new "health impact assessment" report, launched on 1 June at the Maureen Sheehan Cent ...

PHA supports World No Tobacco Day

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is taking the opportunity to highlight this year's World No Tobacco Day which takes place on Tuesday 31 May.In Northern Ireland, around 340,000 people aged 16 and over smoke. Smoking contributes not only to many cancers ...

Health effects of volcano ash cloud

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising that the plume of volcanic ash over the north Atlantic is not currently a risk to public health in Northern Ireland.The previous eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Icelandic volcano in April 2010 had no impact on p ...

Central Cardiac Audit Database

This is the web site for the Central Cardiac Audit Database, a clinical audit service involving cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac anaesthetists (access to the database is restricted to those with a CCAD username and password). CCAD is a national ...

Health Inequalities Target Data Web Tool- Updated to 2003-05

The following tool contains the data for the LHO briefing â?~The London Health Inequalities Forecast: A briefing on inequalities in life expectancy and deaths from cancers, heart disease and stroke in Londonâ?T. 10.14655/6744-25190 London Health Observato ...

The more you drink, the greater your risk of a heart attack

This poster highlights that alcohol increases your risk of heart attack. Public Health Agency Alcohol This poster highlights that alcohol increases your risk of heart attack. Cardiovascular Health (Draft) Chronic Conditions Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Hy ...

Improving outcomes for people with skin tumours including melanoma (update)

The management of low-risk basal cell carcinomas in the community.In February 2006, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published service guidance on skin cancer, ‘Improving outcomes for people with skin tumours including mela ...

Exercise Effects on Bone Mineral Density, Falls, Coronary Risk Factors, and Health Care Costs in Older Women

The Randomized Controlled Senior Fitness and Prevention (SEFIP) Study Wolfgang Kemmler, PhD; Simon von Stengel, PhD; Klaus Engelke, PhD; Lothar Häberle, PhD; Willi A. Kalender, PhD, MD  Background  Physical exercise affects many risk factors and diseases ...

Association of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital (Dr Farzaneh-Far), Departments of Medicine (Drs Farzaneh-Far and Whooley), Biochemistry and Biophysics (Drs Lin and Blackburn), Psychiatry (Dr Epel), and Epidemiology and Biostati ...

Fibulin-4 conducts proper elastogenesis via interaction with cross-linking enzyme lysyl oxidase

Departments of aCardiovascular Medicine andfPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan;Departments of bSkin Regenerative Medicine andcPharmacology, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, ...

Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

Charlson Comorbidity Index does not predict long-term mortality in elderly subjects with chronic heart failure

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Five year prognosis in patients with angina identified in primary care: incident cohort study

Brian S Buckley, Cochrane research fellow1, Colin R Simpson, research fellow2, David J McLernon, research fellow3, Andrew W Murphy, professor of general practice4, Philip C Hannaford, NHS Grampian chair of primary care and head of division of applied heal ...

Nocturnal Arrhythmias Across a Spectrum of Obstructive and Central Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Older Men

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Natriuretic peptides in elderly people with acute myocardial infarction

Elderly patients form an increasingly large proportion of people with acute myocardial infarction, and advanced age is a strong predictor of a high risk of death or of serious complications after acute myocardial infarction.1 Paradoxically, elderly patien ...

Enteral Nutrition During Multimodality Therapy in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term enteral nutrition support in postoperative cancer patients.Background: Multimodality therapy of surgical patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies may improve survival, but often res ...

Metastatic spinal cord compression: Full Guideline

Metastatic spinal cord compression: Diagnosis and management of patients at risk of or with metastatic spinal cord compressionThis Guideline is published in recognition that patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) sometimes suffer delays a ...

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke- Research

To download an Application Form, Guidance Notes and other information, please visit the website www.nichsa.com or contact Caoimhe Devlin, Research Assistant by email: cdevlin@nichsa.com or phone: 02890 266714 / 02890 320184 ext 248. 10.14655/4660-6654 Nor ...

Cetuximab for the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: appraisal consultation

Appraisal consultation document- Cetuximab for the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. To take part in the 'Cetuximab for the treatment of metastatic and/or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

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